Canada and USA remain unbeaten
The USA and Canada continued their unbeaten run in the Americas Championship Twenty20 in Florida yesterday, with the USA looking a dead cert to qualify for the World Twenty20 qualifier.
The day started with the Cayman Islands taking on Suriname. Batting first, Suriname were bowled out for 95, Kevin Bazil taking 3-9. The Caymans chased down their target with one over to spare to win by 7 wickets, Zachary McLaughlin top scoring with 37.
The afternoon match saw hosts USA take on Argentina. The USA raced to 150-8 from their 20 overs, Gowkaran Roopnarine scoring 40 from 37 balls and Aditya Mishra scoring 41 from 27 balls. Gary Savage and Alejo Tissera both took three wickets.
In reply, Argentina had little answer to the left arm spin of Bhim George, who took five wickets for just nine runs as Argentina were restricted to 84-6 from their 20 overs, losing by 66 runs.
The evening game, played under lights, saw Bermuda struggle against Canada, who are fielding a development side in this event. At one point, they were struggling on 36-8 before a 43 run partnership for the ninth wicket gave them some respectability, and they made 79-9 from their 20 overs.
Canada set out steadily, and when the rain came in the eighth over, they were 40-1. The game wasn't restarted, so Canada won by 15 runs under the D/L Method.
Today is a rest day in Florida, with play resuming on Friday. Argentina will play Suriname, Bermuda will play the Cayman Islands, with the big game of the day being the match between Canada and the USA, the oldest rivals in international cricket.